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#301 10/3/2013 9:24 pm

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For those of you who have ever wanted to be hunted sexually by a raptor or a t-rex.

For anyone who felt ashamed for thinking about the mighty werewolf, the savage werebear, or the agile weretiger while you touched your most pleasurable reasons.

For those who believe that dragons really do exist, and that they hunger for your virginal flesh.

For those who scoff at others who say they ride with the devil, because you know the only position to ride is on the devil.

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#302 10/3/2013 10:04 pm

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Rodimus Mike wrote:

For those of you who have ever wanted to be hunted sexually by a raptor or a t-rex.

For anyone who felt ashamed for thinking about the mighty werewolf, the savage werebear, or the agile weretiger while you touched your most pleasurable reasons.

For those who believe that dragons really do exist, and that they hunger for your virginal flesh.

For those who scoff at others who say they ride with the devil, because you know the only position to ride is on the devil.

I present to you the immortal words of Christie Sims

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#303 10/4/2013 7:29 am

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Rodimus Mike wrote:

For those of you who have ever wanted to be hunted sexually by a raptor or a t-rex.

For anyone who felt ashamed for thinking about the mighty werewolf, the savage werebear, or the agile weretiger while you touched your most pleasurable reasons.

For those who believe that dragons really do exist, and that they hunger for your virginal flesh.

For those who scoff at others who say they ride with the devil, because you know the only position to ride is on the devil.

I present to you the immortal words of Christie Sims

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#304 10/6/2013 9:19 am

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I just read Animal Farm; it blew my mind.

Edit: jk. Actually I flew through John Le Carre's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold. I had previously read TTSS, but this was a good quick read even if it was for a class. Glad to be getting some time to get back into reading fiction as well.

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#305 10/6/2013 4:12 pm

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my sister wanted me to read tinker tailor soldier spy and i never got around to it

reading cloud atlas, really like it, seeing the movie first isn't ruining it either


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#306 10/6/2013 7:21 pm

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#307 10/6/2013 7:45 pm

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My gf bought me Dr. Sleep yesterday. (sequel to The Shining).  Im only about 40 pages in, but its going good so far.  The theme to the shining was alcoholism and this one will probably run the same.


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#308 10/7/2013 12:19 am

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ISYuzzi wrote:

My gf bought me Dr. Sleep yesterday. (sequel to The Shining).  Im only about 40 pages in, but its going good so far.  The theme to the shining was alcoholism and this one will probably run the same.

I've never read The Shining, but I have seen the movie. I'm not quite sure what it has to do with alcoholism, but a lot of Steven King movies have left me confused.


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#309 10/7/2013 12:26 am

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Yeah I was confused by that statement too, Alex. I haven't read the book but I doubt the theme is alcoholism (it certainly isn't in the movie, though I've heard Kubrick took more than a few liberties with it). Jack's a recovering alcoholic which plays it's part in the plot obviously, but alcoholism as the theme?

Anyways, I haven't read an entire book in a while but I've had to read short stories in my English class. The only one that really intrigued me was The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin. It's only about 4 pages long, I'd encourage most of you to check it out online or something.


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#310 10/7/2013 12:39 am

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@ Walrus and Alex, I thought you  guys were in college?  You havent had to Read Kings book "On Writing"?  I thought that was a must read book for any college student. Not to put you down, but if you havent, do so NOW! Its amazing. Teaches one everything you need to know about writing and storytelling.

The theme of alcoholism is pretty fucking obvious if you understand themes at all.  King, was a self admitted horrible alcoholic while writing the book, and he felt it was taking him away from his kids.
As you read the shining , the impending senese of hopelesness and being trapped is Kings way of expressing the alcholism in his life. Every book he has ever wrote is dealing with a personal issue of his at one point or another.

But seriously, Go check out Stephen King's "On Writing" Now!  Its amazing.

EDIT:
Btw Walrus, the most obvious scene in the book OR movie,(yes Kubrick botched the book, but still made a fine movie, but left this crucial scene in)  in the whole fucking story ,Jack Torrance (main character) has been sober since he moved to the hotel.  Hes going slightly crazy the whole time, but goes to the haunted dance/party and literally sells his soul for 1 drink. I mean he fucking says that in the movie and book  " I would literally sell my soul for a drink lloyd" and he gets it.
If you cant realize thats the theme at that point, you my friend are going to need to start seriously studying for whatever English course you are in.

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#311 10/7/2013 1:36 am

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First of all, I doubt you can claim that the theme of the movie or the book are the same, because Kubrick did not "botch" the book but, to use a common expression "made it his own". In fact I've heard from multiple sources that Stephen King hated the movie. This being the case, the theme for the movie cannot be alcoholism if that is in fact the theme of the book. I may not be an expert in literary analysis like you Isy (sarcasm), but I've watched the commentary for the movie and read enough articles about it to where I think I can safely say that the theme is more likely madness than simple alcoholism. Jack's alcoholism does in fact contribute to his madness but it isn't the only cause or even the main cause, the isolation is the main cause. Also, one thing I've heard in the commentary that King hated the most about the movie is that Kubrick made the movie ambiguous (are the ghosts real or are the characters insane?), apparently King just wanted to write a good ghost story. If that's the case then I doubt King's intention for writing the book was to say something about alcoholism, it was just to write a good book. I didn't realize King was an alcoholic, once again I'm sure that could've contributed a lot to the book, but just because something is a large part of a book that doesn't make it a theme. According to my English book (it's basically a collection of writings and writing analyses), a theme is "whatever general idea or insight the entire story reveals." If King was trying to send some sort of message about alcoholism or if the entire book revolved around alcoholism then that would in fact make alcoholism the theme. But from what I've heard about King's books in general and The Shining in particular, I doubt that's the case and I would assume the theme is something more along of lines of "ghosts". If you want to keep arguing that the theme is alcoholism, feel free to write an in-depth analysis of the book since I haven't even read it. But don't quote one line with little exposition and bitch about how the theme is OBVIOUSLY alcoholism and anyone who can't see that is an idiot.

By the way, I think it's obvious that not all schools have the same requirements. I guess I can see why you'd assume we had to read it since some books are very widely required (1984 or Animal Farm, Elements of Style) but I've never heard of On Writing by Stephen King being required.


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#312 10/7/2013 1:57 am

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I too, am a big Kubrick fan. I own and have seen the movie countless times. The theme in the book is obviously alcoholism. Not just because I have read it 2-3  times, but because King himself has said that in the book I was talking about. Im not making this shit up wally.

I didnt say "anyone who doesnt realize this is an idiot"  but obviously you, once again are butthurt.

So ya, you are an idiot smile

The theme of the Shining is not fucking "ghosts" wally. Thats the stupidest shit I have ever heard. I dont recall "On Writing" being an introductory english book anyway. Maybe Junior year.


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#313 10/7/2013 2:14 am

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Well see, now that you explained that King himself said that was the theme of the damn book then that's a pretty damn good reason. You never said "idiot" specifically (learn what paraphrasing means Mr. Literary Genius) but you did say that "The theme of alcoholism is pretty fucking obvious if you understand themes at all" and "If you cant realize thats the theme at that point, you my friend are going to need to start seriously studying for whatever English course you are in" which were both condescending statements implying that one would have to be an idiot not to realize that the theme of The Shining is alcoholism. I didn't say that the theme was definitely "ghosts" I was explaining that alcoholism is not an obvious theme. From what little I know about King I made a reasonable conclusion that the theme could possibly be ghosts. You can't expect everyone to know a lot about King and therefore can't expect it to be obvious to everyone that the fucking book's theme is alcoholism. You said the book's theme was alcoholism and me and Alex calmly pointed out our confusion. You just had to be a bitch and state how "obvious" it was that it's about alcoholism. What the hell is the point of your last two sentences anyways? Are you correcting your previous assumption that all college students had to read On Writing? Did you completely miss my point that not all schools require the same shit?


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#314 10/7/2013 2:57 am

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Rodimus Mike wrote:

For those of you who have ever wanted to be hunted sexually by a raptor or a t-rex.

For anyone who felt ashamed for thinking about the mighty werewolf, the savage werebear, or the agile weretiger while you touched your most pleasurable reasons.

For those who believe that dragons really do exist, and that they hunger for your virginal flesh.

For those who scoff at others who say they ride with the devil, because you know the only position to ride is on the devil.

I present to you the immortal words of Christie Sims

Meanwhile, derailing the thread. I think I'll try ordering these books anonymously and have them sent to my roommate, or my friends as a joke.


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#315 10/7/2013 4:02 pm

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1) Record their reaction
2) Post it on the internet
3) ?????
4) Profit


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#316 11/9/2013 7:49 am

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tell tale heart?
perhaps Poe is a bit insane himself, to capture the psyche of a psychopath in such way.


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#317 2/7/2014 6:44 pm

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#318 2/7/2014 10:25 pm

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#319 10/21/2014 4:51 am

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EDIT: ANIMAL FARM


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